Vavel (Gre) – The Second Death (1988)

Band: Vavel (Gre) Release: The Second Death (Full-Length) Genre: Traditional Heavy Metal Country: Greece Year: Recorded in 1988, Released in 2003 Label: Unisound Records Buy from: Discogs Tracklist Just For RockConfusionLet Me TryChristmas TimeThe Second DeathLet Me TryUnitedLies In Your Eyes Rating: 85% Lineup Pavlos Gavrilidis: Vocals Dimitris Andritsoudis: Guitars Kostas Kiriakides: Drums Pavlos Hatzimeonidis: Keyboards Makis...

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Farshid Arabi – Penhan (2003)

Band: Farshid Arabi Release: Penhan (Full-Length) Genre: Melodic Heavy Metal/Traditional Heavy Metal Country: Iran Year: 2003 Label: Avay Barbod Note The release of “Penhan” marked the debut of vocalist/guitarist and mastermind Farshid Arabi, a true emotive and rebellious force behind the emergence of heavy metal in Iran.  Beautifully sung in the band’s native language, Farsi, “Penhan” (Farsi for “Hidden”) is an absolute delight, as it almost effortlessly breathes new life into the way the world interprets heavy metal.  This is exactly how traditional culture and a globalized music genre such as heavy metal should blend.  Be sure to give “Khatteh Akhar” a thorough listen...

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